Owen Polley

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Next PM must make saving the Union his priority

Most Conservative party members believe that implementing Brexit is more important than preserving the Union, according to a YouGov poll. …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The next Tory leader must get serious about protecting the Union

With Theresa May’s premiership collapsing, the UK’s next prime minister will be chosen through a Conservative leadership contest. MPs will …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Northern Ireland - local elections highlight the long slow death of the UUP

In England, voters used last week’s local elections to express frustration with the two biggest parties, the Conservatives and Labour. …

By Owen Polley

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Northern Ireland may get nowhere with yet another set of talks

Northern Ireland’s political parties will have to switch their focus quickly from this week’s local government elections to hot-house talks, …

By Owen Polley

Monday, 25 March 2019

Irish border voice amplified out of all proportion

Last week, for the umpteenth time, the BBC broadcast a discussion programme from close to the border – this time …

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Irish PM unveils stunt guaranteed to annoy unionists and Dublin voters

The Republic of Ireland’s governing party, Fine Gael, has come up with a stunt that shows contempt for its electorate …

By Owen Polley

Friday, 22 February 2019

The Independent Group's new politics isn't so new

The new Independent Group of MPs claims it is going to fix Britain’s “broken politics” and “change politics for the …

By Owen Polley

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Does May still not grasp the seriousness of the backstop problem?

The prime minister is in Belfast today, speaking to business leaders about her ‘Brexit strategy’; because, apparently, such a thing …

By Owen Polley

Friday, 7 December 2018

UEFA mucking up successful euro championships

Last Sunday, Europe’s national football teams, and one or two that might more properly be considered part of the Middle …

By Owen Polley